Monday, August 24, 2009

Badass biker

Badass biker. This is a work that really makes me think. Have you heard this from someone before? Has anyone called you this? I have heard this term often lately. What exactly defines a badass biker? Seriously, what? I'm not really even sure if I can define this.

3 ppl I know have recently termed me a badass biker. When this was said to me, my expression was exactly the same. I look at them with such a gaze as to question why they have deamed me as such and what exactly define this.

I thought for this on quite some time. So I decided to take this to an internet source (although not Webster's Dictionary, has some use in common terminology and slang) I would break this down into 2 searches. The first being badass.

1. badass
The epitome of the American male. He radiates confidence in everything he does, whether it's ordering a drink, buying a set of wheels, or dealing with women. He's slow to anger, brutally efficient when fighting back.

The badass carves his own path. He wears, drives, drinks, watches, and listens to what he chooses, when he chooses, where he chooses, uninfluenced by fads or advertising campaigns. Badass style is understated but instantly recognizable. Like a chopped Harley or a good pair of sunglasses: simple, direct, and functional.

After reading this, I did see this as me. I honestly had no idea I was going to pull this definition up. If you've ever used this site you will know that there are many definitions for each word. Just so happens that this is the first one, and it really surprised me. Now lets look at the second word biker.

1. biker

A biker is some one who not only owns a motorbike but rides it for pleasure as well as mere transport. They tend to be a friendly bunch but any who crosses them will be "persuaded" not to do so again!
Hells Angel

3. Biker

Man who eats, breathes and sleeps Harley Davidson. Doesn't own a cage, only owns his Harley. One not to be messed with. Answers to nobody but himself. They make the best friends. Bikers say what they mean and mean what they say. Very large balls. Real bikers ride Harley Davidson motorcycles.
He's a biker and belongs to a MC. Cops are afraid of bikers when they don't have their guns and badges. Bikers are quality people. He's not a biker, he rides a rice rocket. A lot of wannabe's think that they're real bikers. Bikers have no fear!

I am a little annoyed that they mention Hells Angels in the first definition. I'm also offended by the 3rd definition. I don't own a Harley. One does not have to own a Harley to be a biker. I would consider anyone who rides any motorcycle including crotch rockets a biker. They are a different breed, but they are still bikers. I also own a cage, although rarely drive it since my bike is my main form of transportation. And an MC? I know blenty of ppl I would consider bikers who are not members of a riding club or motorcycle club.

Ok after taking a moment so I'm not annoyed with other ppl's definition of a biker, my mind comes back to reality and I still couldn't think of my own definition. What do you think a badass biker is? I'm not sure I quite know. I would have never thought of myself as a badass biker. I'm just a biker. I have many qualities as most bikers so and also have my own qualities that make me different. Is it the patch on my vest? Only one that sticks out is the one that says "Proud American Gun Owner". There are plenty of gun owners in the world that do not own a motorcycle. I'm just a simple biker. What is a badass biker to you?


  1. You badass bike you :)

    Badass Biker = we are badass because we are a bikers!

  2. LOL you do matter how YOU define BIKER...someone will call it wrong...the word BIKER...brings out some pretty strong feelings in most folk. Even the ones who don't ride, don't live the life...and only know of someone in the distant family lore who ever rode a motorcycle...have ideas of what the word or term BIKER means.

    All that really matters, is that you are comfortable with the term if you ride...cuz you are a biker...enthusiast????? It don't really you think of long as you don't get all puffed up about it in front of the wrong people...right or wrong...everyone has his "understanding" of the word... yours, theirs, mine may not match...but frankly speaking...who are we impressing with our bickering over the term biker?

    I like your thinking works...and it's smart...

  3. Ughghg...someone I know said that and printed "we all have alter egos and we think we are badass" in a newspaper!! I called her up and blew out on her on the phone. I hated being in that article that way and I still cringe when I think of it. Badass...who cares...